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A Night on the Town - I used a Ricky Tims' Convergence Quilt Method for the background. The image is inspired by old pictures of my mother & father-in-law all dressed up for a night on the town when my father-in-law used to play saxophone in a band.
Color Wheel - This quilt was created for a Batik challenge. Everyone had many 8 inch squares of many multicolor batiks. I was inspired by a quilt color theory class that I had recently taken.
Fish School - This quilt was also part of a batik challenge. The fish are each made of a different batik square. This quilt was in honor of my pet fish in the pond in my yard.
We recently had a disaster. For some unknown reason, all my fish died. They stopped eating one day, stopped swimming the next and all died the next. I am very sad about this. My husband and I decided …
After experimenting with traditional quilt designs using MyWebQuilter.com and testing several ideas, I decided on making a mixed method quilt of a sailboat. The Hoffman Challenge fabric - below - reminded me of water and sailing. Of course my love of sailing had just a little influence on this idea.
So here is my entry to the Hoffman Challenge. I based the sailboat on a photo of my friend's sailboat taken during a sailing cruise on Green Bay, Lake Michigan last year. The boat's name is Ariel so of course that is also the name of the quilt.
The water is made using Dina Pappas' Quick Fuse method. The rest of the quilt is raw edge applique. I used *tons* of Sulky thread hoping to get considered for the best use of Sulky prize.
I tried to make the quilting in the sky look like the wind was gently blowing. The words across t…
The London Roads quilt block looks very different depending on colors and patterns of light/dark fabric that you use. Here is London Roads in several color waves.
I think London Roads looks best when combined with other nine patch blocks. Here is a quilt pattern in pretty girly colors. This pattern would make a nice gift for a little girl who had to move - all her friends could write messages on the London Roads blocks. Now days they could include their cell phone numbers and email addresses to make sure they stay in touch! Click here for the free quilt pattern for this pretty quilt. Click here for the free quilt block pattern for London Roads. Happy Quilting! Amber
Here are some examples of the Memory Quilt Block in new shades of red fabrics that have recently been added to the fabric stash at MyWebQuilter.com. For the free quilt block pattern for Memory click here. An example quilt using pinks looks like this.
Click here to get this free quilt pattern. Happy Quilting Amber